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Season 1

1 :01x01 - The Train Job

After finding themselves in a fight with supporters of The Alliance in a place that fairly resembles a bar, Mal, Zoe and Jayne walk away with knowledge that a man named Niska might have a new job for them.
Guest Stars: Michael Fairman as Niska | David Reynolds (2) as Henchman | Gregg Henry as Bourne | Tom Towles as Lund | Andrew Bryniarski as Crow | Jeff Ricketts as Blue-Hand Man #1 | Mark Sheppard as Badger | Valerie Red-Horse as Deputy | Kevin Will as Officer | Lina Patel as Ensign | Dennis Cockrum as Blue-Hand Man #2 | Eric Lange as Fed | Rene Hamilton as Immigrant Woman #1 | Michelle Ferrara as Immigrant Woman #2 | Drew Goddard as Guy on planet
Director: Joss Whedon

2 :01x02 - Bushwhacked

The crew of Serenity find a dead spaceship at drift and takes the only surviving crew member aboard. Then an Alliance ship comes along whose commander is looking for the two fugitives, Simon and River.
Guest Stars: Branden Morgan as The Survivor | Doug Savant as Alliance Captain Harken | Lancer Dean Shull as Radio Operator | Doug Wax as Escobar | Jared Poe as Ensign
Director: Tim Minear
Writer: Tim Minear

3 :01x03 - Our Mrs. Reynolds

A girl named 'Saffron' sneaks aboard Serenity and claims that she is Mal's wife. What he and the crew don't know is that she is secretly working with a company to betray the crew of Serenity, so they can steal the ship, take it apart, and sell its pieces.
Guest Stars: Christina Hendricks as Saffron | Jason Gray (1) as Holder | Benito Martinez as Boss | Erik Passoja as Breed | Bob Fimiani as Elder Gommen | Alex Stemkovsky as Bandit #1 | Zachary Woodlee as Unknown
Writer: Joss Whedon

4 :01x04 - Jaynestown

The crew arrive at a planet where the local town mistakenly honor Jayne as a hero for giving money to the poor a few years ago.
Guest Stars: Josef Cannon as Prod #2 | Gregory Itzin as Magistrate Higgins | Daniel Bess as Mudder | Kevin Gage as Stitch Hessian | Zachary Kranzler as Fess Higgins | Jordan Lund as Foreman | Bob McCracken as Well-Dressed Man | Ronald Craig Williams as Busker | John Jabaley as Bartender | Laura Niemi as Woman | Simon Brooke as Prod | Clement E. Blake as Mudder Elder
Director: Marita Grabiak
Writer: Ben Edlund

5 :01x05 - Out of Gas

After the engine fails to run, the ship starts to run out of oxygen. As the crew abandon ship, the captain stays behind to see if any nearby vessel responds to their distress call. Under the conditions of the low oxygen levels, Mal has flashbacks relating to how he assembled his crew.
Guest Stars: Lyle Kanouse as Salesman | Dax Griffin as Bester | Roderick L. McCarthy as Lacey #1 | Steven Flynn as Captain | Ilia Volok as Marco
Director: David Solomon
Writer: Tim Minear

6 :01x06 - Shindig

Badger contacts Serenity and tells them he wants the crew to help a local crimelord on the planet Persephone to transport some goods. All Mal have to do is find that warlord in a big ball he's attending that evening. Meanwhile, a young man named Atherton Wing hires Inara to be his date at a ball, the same ball Mal is attending that evening.
Guest Stars: Kim Onasch as Banning | Mark Sheppard as Badger | Edward Atterton as Atherton Wing | Larry Drake as Sir Warrick Harrow | Carl Bresk as Wright | Larry Pennell as Murphy | Michael McMillian as Younger Hopeful | Joshua Grenrock as Porter | Janora McDuffie as Cabott | Casey Piotrowski as Older Farmer | Hunter Cochran as Younger Farmer | Roy Werner as Gentleman
Director: Vern Gillum

7 :01x07 - Safe

Simon is kidnapped by some villagers who desperately need a doctor. Back at Serenity, Book is severely injured and needs medical help. Unable to find Simon, Serenity takes off without him to find medical help... in an Alliance facility.
Guest Stars: Isabella Hofmann as Megan Tam | William Converse-Roberts as Gabriel Tam | Scott Terra as Young Scott Tam | Andrew A. Rolfes as Marcus Grange | Matthew C. Ferreira as Younger Grange | Joel Steingold as Head Cop | Erica Tazel as Doralee | Ron Ostrow as Commander | Morina Pierce as Ruby | Skylar Roberge as Young River | Zac Efron as Young Simon | John Thaddeus as Stark | Gary Werntz as Patron | Bryan Friday as Shabby Man #2

8 :01x08 - Ariel

The ship heads to Ariel to drop off Inara for her yearly companion health check-up. Simon realizes River's condition is getting worse and decides to sneak her into an Alliance hospital in Ariel for a brain scan. Mal and the others agrees to help him with his plan, but also takes this opportunity to steal some valuable medical supplies in the hospital and sell it at the street market.
Guest Stars: Tom Virtue as Doctor | Blake Robbins as Agent McGinnis | Jeff Ricketts as Blue-Hand Man #1 | Dennis Cockrum as Blue-Hand Man #2 | Roma Chugani as Receiving Doctor | Ira Steck as Young Intern | Michael Nagy as Particularly Dressed Man | Alex Connie as Patient | Cate Cohen as Cash Team Nurse
Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Jose Molina

9 :01x09 - War Stories

Niska finally gets his revenge on Mal when his men find him and Wash on a planet. Nothing would please Niska more than to see them suffer right in front of him. Back at Serenity, Zoe and the crew decide to mount a daring rescue to get their friends back.
Guest Stars: Michael Fairman as Niska | Katherine Kendall as Councilor | Rolando Molina as Black Market Buyer | John Dunn (1) as Torturer | Adam Pilver as Vanilla Husband | Jason Van as Man | Johnny Shakespeare as Torture Victim | Michael Bentt as Viktor
Writer: Cheryl Cain

10 :01x10 - Objects in Space

A bounty hunter named 'Jubal Early' sneaks aboard Serenity, hoping to capture River for an enormous reward. He takes Simon captive, hoping he will lead him to River. The only problem is that they can't find River anywhere aboard the ship.
Guest Stars: Richard Brooks as Jubal Early | Blake Robbins as Agent McGinnis
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

11 :01x11 - Serenity (1)

The crew of Serenity is eager to rid themselves of an easily traceable cargo they salvaged from a vessel adrift in space.
Guest Stars: Mark Sheppard as Badger | Carlos Jacott as Lawrence Dobson | Andy Umberger as Dortmunder Captain | Colin Patrick Lynch as Radio Operator | Domingo Vara as Ensign | Stephen O'Mahoney as Man (Dortmunder) | Jamie McShane as Man | John F. Kearney as Old Man | Gabrielle Wagner as Slave #1 | Philip Sternberg as Inara's Client
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

12 :01x12 - Serenity (2)

Mal and his crew discovers what Simon is hiding in his cargo - his sister River. Simon is only trying to hide her away from the Alliance. Mal realizes helping Simon hiding her can cause trouble for him and his crew. Meanwhile, the crew still have to finish conducting business with Patience, while trying to dodge a Reaver ship along the way.
Guest Stars: Carlos Jacott as Lawrence Dobson | Bonnie Bartlett as Patience
Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: Joss Whedon

13 :01x13 - Heart of Gold

The crew comes to the aid of a bordello when its madam, an old acquaintance of Inara's, asks for help after a gunslinger claims a prostitute's baby is his and he's taking it because his wife is barren.
Guest Stars: Melinda Clarke as Nandi | Fredric Lehne as Ranse Burgess | Sandy Mulvihill as Belinda | Tracy Leah Ryan as Petaline | Jim Lau as Puppet Theater Narrator | Heather Black as Helen | Angie Hart as Lucy | Doan Ly as Emma | Kimberly McCullough as Chari

14 :01x14 - Trash

Mal is shocked to discover his friend's new wife is Saffron (first seen in episode "Our Mrs. Reynolds"). She offers him a cut on the big-time scam she's planning.
Guest Stars: Christina Hendricks as Saffron | Franc Ross as Monte Reynolds | John Eric Bentley as Police Sergeant | Dwier Brown as Durran Haymer | Blake Robbins as Agent McGinnis
Director: Vern Gillum

15 :01x15 - The Message

Mal and Zoe receive a package that contains the body of their old war buddy, Tracey.
Guest Stars: Richard Burgi as Lt. Womack | Craig Vincent as Skunk | Tod Nakamura as Fendris | Jonathan M. Woodward as Tracey | Al Pugliese as Amnon | Morgan Rusler as Barker | Joss Whedon as Man at Funeral
Director: Tim Minear
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled
Network: FOX ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: September 20, 2002
Ended: December 20, 2002
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